In Review: Godzilla: Monsters & Protectors—All Hail the King! #1

It’s been a year, and to Cedric’s dismay, there have been no more Godzilla sightings. Sure, that means no destruction, but it was also his vlog’s most popular series of videos.
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Synopsis: In All Hail the King! It’s been a year, and to Cedric’s dismay, there have been no more Godzilla sightings. Sure, that means no destruction, but it was also his vlog’s most popular series of videos. He needs new content! His views are dropping, and he’s running out of ideas. He’s being called out for lying by cyberbullies Dragon, who is trying to see if Cedric really has the Godzilla chops, and Karen Higa, who has her own agenda. There’s more going on beneath the surface, but will Cedric find out what before something deadlier than Godzilla rears its head?

 

The Story

Cedric has made a bit of a name for himself in social media because of his blog on Godzilla. Furthermore, Cedric and his friends share a connection with the great monster. But lately, things have been very quiet on the Godzilla front and Cedric is having to deal with a cyberbully that doubts whether there is any truth to Godzilla. However unknown to Cedric is the fact that his bully is from an Alien world called Planet X and The Xiliens are planning their conquest of the earth.

 

The Artwork

 

 Dan Schoening Artwork very much reminds me visually of a Japanese-style cartoon. Especially when it comes to the character drawings, which is rather fitting given Godzilla’s origins. I loved the first few panels, which depicted a little internet-based comic that Cedric was posting to his Vlog to try and get some engagement from his fanbase. Additionally, I also liked the rather 1950s-looking aliens The Xiliens who kind of looked like they had leaped out of a 1950s kids’ sci-fi show. 

 

Overall

This is my first Godzilla comic. So I was unaware of past events that this comic referenced. But found the story and the characters to be quite easy to get to know so this felt like a pretty good jumping-on point for the series.

Overall All Hail The King gets off to a pretty good start.

8.8
Godzilla: Monsters & Protectors—All Hail the King! #1
  • Covers
    8.5
  • Story
    8.0
  • Artwork
    9.0
  • Lettering
    9.5
  • Colours
    9.0

Ian Cullen is the founder of scifipulse.net and has been a fan of science fiction and fantasy from birth. In the past few years he has written for 'Star Trek' Magazine as well as interviewed numerous comics writers, television producers and actors for the SFP-NOW podcast at: www.scifipulseradio.com When he is not writing for scifipulse.net Ian enjoys playing his guitar, studying music, watching movies and reading his comics. Ian is both the founder and owner of scifipulse.net You can contact ian at: ian@scifipulse.net
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